Current Affairs Quiz: August 19, 2019

Current Affairs 19 August 2019 Quiz

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  1. How much amount has been deposited in over 36 crore bank accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) as per latest data?
    A)Rs 2 lakh crore
    B)Rs 3 lakh crore
    C)Rs 4 lakh crore
    D)Rs 1 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    More than Rs 1 lakh crore have been deposited in over 36 crore bank accounts opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).

  2. The world’s first museum dedicated to the life and times of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was opened in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Kolkata
    C)Kochi
    D)Nagpur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The world’s first museum dedicated to the life and times of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the 16th-century mystic and saint, and the chief proponent of the Gaudiya Vaishnavism tradition, has been inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata.

  3. Recently Which city’s Hazratganj Chauraha has been renamed as Atal Chowk?
    A)Gorakhpur
    B)Pune
    C)Kanpur
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Lucknow’s famous ‘Hazratganj Chauraha’ has been renamed as ‘Atal Chowk’ in memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

  4. Recently Tirur Betel leaf gets GI tag.It belongs to which state?
    A)Kerala
    B)Mizoram
    C)Assam
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Four new products – Palani Panchamirtham from Palani Town in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu State, Tawlhlohpuan and Mizo Puancheifrom the state of Mizoram and Tirur Betel leaf from Kerala – received Geographical Indication (GI) under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.

  5. Indian Navy will host MILAN,a multi lateral naval exercise in which state in March 2020?
    A)Kerala
    B)Gujarat
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Navy would be hosting MILAN, a multi-lateral naval exercise, in Vizag (Andhra Pradesh) in March 2020. The MILAN series of biennial exercises, which commenced in 1995 was conducted at Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) until last year.

  6. According to latest data by RBI,India’s foreign exchange reserves surged to how much amount?
    A)$ 430.572 billion
    B)$ 443.876 billion
    C)$ 456.876 billion
    D)$ 342.845 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s foreign exchange reserves surged by $1.620 billion to $430.572 billion in the week to 9 August on rise in foreign currency assets, according to the latest RBI data released.

  7. Who won the maiden title at the 12th Leg of Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour in Hyderabad?
    A)Surbhi Singh
    B)Gauri Karhade
    C)Divya Jain
    D)Krishna Bharti
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rookie Gauri Karhade showed great nerves as she carded a one-over 73 in the final round to land her maiden title at the 12th Leg of Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour in Hyderabad.

  8. Who is the author of novel “Second Night”?
    A)Satyajit Ray
    B)Devajini Ghosh
    C)Rajiv Dogra
    D)Krishna Saxena
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former diplomat Rajiv Dogra, who has penned two books on Indo-Pak relations and the Durand Line, has just come out with his third novel.

  9. Recently Ranjit Guru passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Sports
    C)Poet
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Senior journalist and Editor of language daily Sambad’s editorial page Ranjit Guru passed away following illness. He was 61.

  10. Recently novelist Ekushey Padak passed away.She belongs to which nation?
    A)SriLanka
    B)Pakistan
    C)Bangladesh
    D)Iraq
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Renowned Bangladeshi novelist and the Ekushey Padak winning author Rizia Rahman has passed away at the age of 79.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When was Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana launched?
    A)2015
    B)2014
    C)2016
    D)2017
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Reserve Bank of India?
    A)Chennai
    B)Kolkata
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

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